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Sydney Permits

Allows you to busk in most areas within the city of Sydney including Pitt Street Mall

3 Month : $12
12 Month : $45

Busking Guidelines
Many busking sites in Sydney have specific restrictions (such as Pitt Street Mall) you will find all the details in the Guidelines

Submitting an Application
Allow you to busk certain areas of Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. Heavy tourist traffic!

Cost :$20

Busking Guidelines
Includes having current public liability Insurance of $10M

Apply Online
Busk the Pedestrian Mall of Manly. Lots of foot traffic and right next to Manly beach!

3 Month : $112
1 Month : $48
1 Day Only : $25

Busking is only allowed within the Manly Corso Pedestrian Mall - designated from Darley Road to South Steyne, from The Corso / Sydney Road Plaza to Central Avenue. Access to the stage area in the Corso is not permitted.
Busking licenses can't be issued on the spot. Applications must be done at Manly Council and can take up to 2 business days to process

Council Offices 1 Belgrave Street Manly

Busking Locations

Pitt Street Mall
Busking in Pitt Street Mall is restricted to three Standard Busking Sites, as marked on Map 6 of the Busking Site Maps and as identified by markers placed in the pavement in Pitt Street Mall. Circle Acts are not permitted. Busking in the Mall is not permitted prior to 2pm on weekdays and 11am on weekends. One of the best busking lane's in Melbourne but you will probably need to wait for a spot.

Sydney Central Station
If you can get a spot in the underground tunnel it has busy foot traffic.

World Square
Busy street corners around Sydney's World Square.

Town Hall
Busy entrances to Town Hall Station.
Corner George + Druidd, great busking spot with lots of room.

Martin Place
Busking in Martin Place is restricted to three Standard Busking Sites and two Special Busking Sites, as marked on maps 3, 4, 5 in the Busking Site Maps

Manly Corso
After a busk at circular quay jump on the ferry head over to Manly for a busk in the pedestrian Corso. Great vibe lots of cafes and tourists.

Darling Harbour
Requires Sydney Harbour Foreshore Busking Permit

The Rocks
Requires Sydney Harbour Foreshore Busking Permit


  1. Arianne says:

    Do you need a permit to busk in Newtown?

  2. Robin says:

    Hello guys, I’m new in that “world”, it’s been a week I’m thinking “may be I should try it…” so I’m gonna try and play guitar on the street !

    Where can I buy the permit to play in the street ?

    The permit is the only thing I need to play ? Or do I need the always have other document on me ?

    I’m in Sydney until september.

    Thanks for your answer !

  3. MatoReus says:

    Hi, what kind of permit do I need, if I want to do the street Caricature? Thank you.

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